In the African country of Mozambique, MAF supports a number of missionaries working on literacy and translation projects. One such couple with New Tribes Mission, Francois and Nadia Hattingh, is working among the Mwinika people. Some of the […]
I had this great idea, one that would put smiles on all their faces, one that would communicate love and generosity. They’d look at me and think how kind I was to give them something so special, something I assumed they very rarely got to taste: apples! Apples don’t grow in most of Mozambique but […]
With the unclear words of a two-year-old, Anna pointed to my plate and said: “That’s kah-t-ch. It’s not pah-t-ch, it’s kah-t-ch.” I looked down at my plate, trying desperately to figure out what she was saying. All I could see was some lasagna, and in English or Norwegian, nothing even remotely related to either kah-t-ch […]
While visiting our adult children in the States this summer, I took my two-year-old, Anna, to the playground for some run-around time. I found someone there I wasn’t expecting.
A young mother was already there with her two children––a girl (about 8) and a boy (about 3). For the hour we were at the playground, I […]
There are often two sides to a situation. A strength and a weakness. A positive and a negative. So I have found it to be with house workers.
Growing up in a household of four girls, in a time and place where servants were unheard of, as well as dishwashers and dryers, we all learned the […]
Do you love me only when I’m obedient? Do you love me only when you are feeling well? Do you love me only when you are happy? I wondered if those were the questions running through my 2-year-old’s mind. I know I love her no matter what, but did my actions and words prove that?